Meet Our Veterinarians
The owner of the Little Apple Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Elizabeth Lindquist received her D.V.M. from Kansas State University in 1988. After working in Topeka for two years, and Great Bend for eight years, Dr. Lindquist purchased the Little Apple Veterinary Clinic in June of 1999. In October 2005, the Little Apple Veterinary Hospital on Seth Child Rd. was completed to better serve the expanding clientele. Dr. Lindquist’s husband, Tom, also works at the LAVH and helps manage the practice. Tom and Elizabeth grew up in Northeast Kansas on farms, about 45 miles north of Manhattan, Tom near Waterville and Elizabeth near Blue Rapids. They have three children, Marissa, Codey, and Ethan. Their furry family includes two dogs, one cats, one cockatiel, one cockatoo, two African Grey parrots, two tortoises and two geckos.
Dr. Merrilee O'Meilia
Dr. Merrilee O'Meilia graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2003. After working in the Tulsa area for 8 years, she moved to the Sandia Mountains near Albuquerque, New Mexico. She recently relocated to Kansas to be closer to family with her husband of 16 years and their 2 boys as well as 2 fur-kids. Dr. O'Meilia has a long standing interest in surgery and internal medicine. When not at work she enjoys reading, music and spending time outdoors with family. You can often find her cheering encouragement from the bleachers at her son's baseball games.
Dr. Brittany Munson
Dr. Brittany Munson is originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and completed her undergraduate studies in Animal Science at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Munson moved to Dallas, Texas to practice at a small animal clinic after graduating from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Munson’s husband, Robert, is also a veterinarian and practices north in Blue Rapids, KS at a mixed animal practice, focusing mostly on cattle. Dr. Munson and her husband were thrilled when presented with the opportunity to return to the Northeast Kansas region. Dr. Munson has a special interest in feline medicine, internal medicine, client education on preventative care, and clinical pathology. Dr. Munson and her husband live in the Riley County area out on some acreage where they hope to get some horses and cattle soon. They currently have a one sassy buff kitty named Copper, and one beautiful, timid kitty named Timmy.
Dr. Richard Kitterman
Dr. Kitterman was born and raised in Manhattan, KS. He graduated Kansas State University in Veterinary Medicine in 1984 and moved to Richmond, VA where he owned his own practice for 29 years. He is now back in his beautiful hometown. He enjoys staying busy on his farm working on various projects including the bee farm. He is the proud owner of 3 dachshunds, 3 cats, 3 water turtles and 2 birds.
Dr. Christina Koloup
Dr. Christina Koloup graduated from University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Although originally from Northern Virginia, Dr. Koloup spent the last 8 years (Undergraduate and Veterinary School) in Knoxville and is a big Vols fan. She joined her husband this summer at Fort Riley and has enjoyed exploring a new city and state. Being just out of vet school she finds almost all aspects of veterinary medicine fascinating and loves learning new things! When possible, she enjoys spending time with her husband as well as new friends that they have made here in Kansas. Dr. Koloup has 2 fur-children: A 2 year old perfect golden retriever mix named Indy and a bouncy, but cuddly Australian shepherd puppy, Ripken.